VFA battles back to beat 6-Sigma

from staff reports


   Vital signs were weak, but Valley Forge Auction wasn't about to roll over and die in its Thursday night game against 6-Sigma.
   Plating four runs in the bottom half of the last (fourth) inning, VFA registered a dramatic 10-9 victory on the National Little League circuit at T.J. Burleson Field.
   VFA's winning run came from Garrett Dykes, who scored on a passed ball as 6-Sigma was trying to walk Blake Hopson.
   Chris Brumitt batted 2-for-2 to lead the way for the winners, with Brandon Woods adding a 2-for-3 effort. Andy Crockett and Hopson chipped in 1-for-2 showings.
   Tops for Sigma were Matt Cannon at 2-for-2 and Logan Loving, who went 1-for-1.
   Woods got the pitching win in relief of Justin Peters.
   Carter County Bank 9
   Carter County Motors 5
   An 11-hit Carter County Bank assault, led by Kenny Yarberry and Tyler Blevins going 2-for-3 apiece, was too much for Carter County Motors.
   Heath Honeycutt went 1-for-1 for the Bankers, who broke things open in the bottom of the fifth by scoring four runs on three hits. Chase Depew picked up the win.
   Nolan Childers carried the big bat for Motors, batting 3-for-3. Adrian Hopson and Nick Barkley were each 1-for-2.
   AMERICAN LEAGUE
   Citizens Bank 16
   KFC 10
   Citizens weathered a nine-run KFC fourth by banging out 10 hits and three innings of no-hit pitching from Jeremy Hall, who struck out eight batters.
   Hall did more than his part with the bat, going 4-for-4 with a homer and three doubles. J.D. Scalf pulled off a rare feat for the Bankers, pounding out a total of three triples, and Adam Colbaugh had a homer of his own.
   Citizens totaled seven runs in the third.
   Alex Whitehead, Chris Triplett and Bruce Crumley tagged a double apiece to pace KFC.
   Expert Express 9
   Cline-Holder 3
   Hunter Taylor cracked a three-run homer and Franky Birchfield got the job done on the hill to lead Expert Express to a solid victory at Jim Ensor Field.